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Ancient Wine presses carved out of rock in Malta

In the Gozitan valley in Malta, Wine presses which date back to 500BC, were carved into rock. He explained how the presses, dug into the ground, were made of a shallow basin upon which an additional structure was mounted to press the grapes. The juices would flow into the deeper basin and

Oldest map in western Europe found engraved on 14,000-year-old rock

Archaeologists have unearthed what may be the oldest map in Western Europe, in a cave in Spain. A team led by Pilar Utrilla from the University of Zaragoza in Spain, discovered the rock in 1994 but it has taken them 15 years to disentangle the mess of etched lines. They appear

Ancient Jerusalem stone is returned to Israel by tourist

A stone, which dates back 1,200 years to the Jerusalem’s rule under the Muslim Umayyad dynasty, has been returned to Israel by a tourist from New York who stole it 12 years ago. The 21-kilogram stone, a fragment of a marble column, was probably part of the official palace complex of

Controversy brewing over suspected cleaning of ancient rock art

An archaeologist claims that someone has been secretly cleaning a Utah tourist attraction with a high-pressure washer, damaging the world-famous rock art in Nine Mile Canyon. The biggest issue is dust from hundreds of industry vehicles. Miller says dust is obscuring many ancient artworks. "We suspect it's being damaged, but we

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